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4 1/2 weeks postop...
- updated 1 year ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $11,000
- Ontario Canada
I once had an amazing metabolism at 5'6"...
- 12 Mar 2011
- 6 months pre
I once had an amazing metabolism at 5'6" weighing in at 118lbs. Then was hit with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis...gaining 70lbs in 2 months. After surgery to remove the tumor, I lost 50 pounds. Since then it's been a battle! Up and down, up and down.
The first 5 months of my pregnancy I had gained 6lbs. Duting the 6th month....BAM, 15 lbs. OMG, i was freaking out. Found out that I had polyhydramnios ( excess of amniotic fluid in the amniotic sac, seen in 1-2% of pregnancies)which makes your tummy get too large too quickly and your skin is stretched to the max. My skin was sooooo stretched that I was able to pinch it. Now, I have been sporting the "gunt" as a friend of mine put it instead using the apron of skin wording. Made me feel so good about my self.
Now it is 4 years later and I am finally going ahead with my TT!! WOOT WOOT.
Recieved my package in the mail and consult is booked for May 5th. I can not wait. I have not stopped talking about it. Think I am driving my friends crazy. That is why I am here to drive you guys crazy LOL.
Waiting period for a TT is 8-12 weeks post consult. Would love to have it done then but work is crazy in the summer and many people are off on mat leave. I am aiming for Sept 2011. I also want to enjoy my summer.
Will keep you guys posted!!
So, my consult is only 1 month away. I really want...
- 31 Mar 2011
- 6 months pre
I need help with questions...what should I be asking my PS???
So, meeting my PS in a couple of weeks for my...
- 25 Apr 2011
- 5 months pre
Also...not sure what to ask when I am there. Any suggestions??? Would help me out alot.
Had my consultation yesterday. Sooooo exciting. My...
- 6 May 2011
- 4 months pre
I was also thinking of my xmas staff party (yes, ladies....thinking of xmas already). I hate dresses but thought "this is the year for wearing a kick ass dress.
So after my consult (flying high with excitment) with PS I am sent to another waiting area to meet with the booking clerk/finance manager. Then the quote come out. WOW, was not expecting that!
So, now a day later.....
I am sooo confused! Don't get me wrong, I have been waiting for this for 4 years but coming up with soo much money. Not sure if I can and it's bringing me down. How can I be sooo freaking close. Finally thinking that I am getting the TT thats I have been wanting for soo long and then get slapped in the face.
Deposit has been paid. Got confirmation a couple...
- 22 May 2011
- 4 months pre
Was told to expect my pre op package no later than the first week in June.
I have been soooo impatient, checking the mail every single day.
Will let you know what I need to do!!!
Hey girls, Haven't been on mush since...
- 8 Aug 2011
- 1 month pre
Haven't been on mush since surgery date was soooooo far away>
Well, it is finally in my near future, Spet 21 st WooHoo!!!
Had been waiting for my preop package for a very long time (had a postal strike). I finally recieved it last week and it was sent out mid May
Anywho, I need to lose at least 10 lbs by surgery date or my PS will NOT do the surgery and I lose my deposit.
DIET advise ASAP PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.....would be soooooo grateful for all your help
Here we are Sept 1...surgery on the 21st!! FINALLY...
- 1 Sep 2011
- 20 days pre
Hade my preop on the 30th of Aug. Was fairly quick.....no eating/drinking after 12m. No advil 2 weeks prior, smoking/2nd hand smoke...yada yada yada LOL
They will be calling me the Thrusday prior to surgery to let me know my arrival time. Made a request to be the earliest as possible. Wanna get it over and done with. I should be more patient...been wanting this for 4 years now he he he
I am staying over night and being discharged at 6am the following day
Also, as mentioned in my last post....was told that I needed to be 170lbs or less. Been working out and eating better. Started off at 185lbs. As of this morning...I am 173.2 lbs!!! BUT when I do weight myself in the evening....i go up to 175 lbs grrrrrrr!!
Gotta be positive...I have another 21 days to loose weight. I should be able to do it right???
Hello Chicas The time is finally approaching,...
- 15 Sep 2011
- 6 days pre
The time is finally approaching, still not fast enough. Got my phone call this evening. Need to be at the clinic for 12:45 on the day of surgery(21st). It's kinda late. Thinking I am the last patient of the day. Woo am I going to be hungry LOL
Now back to dieting.....I suck!! Mentioned earlier that I had to be 170lbs. Well, I am 170.6 in the am and get to 172isf by the evening.....Spoke with the RN during my preop appt and told her I was a little concerned about the lbs . She told me that was fine a few lbs more was ok. Guess its a good think I am fasting until 12 noon day of surgery unless I swell up before getting there. So, will try to loose at least 1 more lbs bt next Wednedsay.
Talk to you soon
Hey girls, It is done and I am truely happy....
- 23 Sep 2011
- 2 days post
It is done and I am truely happy. Surgery was on Sept 21 st. Went in at 1:30 and was in my room by 4pm. Had a reaction to the morphine. Was soooooo itching, eyes puffy. Was given benydryl. Night of the surgery was a breeze. Felt great. Had a 1 1/2 hour drive back home with no problem.
Day 1 was really good until the early evening. The long lasting freezing was starting to go bye bye. Took my first percocet at that time. Slept well all night but do regret not keeping up with meds though the night cuz I felt it this morning.
Day 2 (today, Sept 23)..very tough morning. feeling everything. Muscle repair, insicion, drainage tube but was expecting it. Hubby and my 4 yo daughter changed my dressings and they are clean. No discharge as of yet.
Will post some pics hopefully in the next couple of days.
Well I have to say Day 2 as been the worst so far....
- 24 Sep 2011
- 3 days post
Hello again, This is a journey!!! My incision and...
- 26 Sep 2011
- 5 days post
This is a journey!!! My incision and MR feel fine. The lipo is killing me. If I am sitting ..everything is fine but as soon a s I try to move to reposition myself or got to the washroom...WOW what a feeling. I get this burning sensation and pulling. My upper thighs are soooo swollen and that's where it hurts.
A little jealous at some of you girls for being able to stand and take pics so early on :-) Also disappointed...I friend of mine is starting a new job and we are having a going away party in 2 days...don't think I can make it!!
Thats is for today......so far
9 days post op and things are looking better....
- 1 Oct 2011
- 10 days post
Tape is off my incision, looking pretty good. Swelling is going down. Still have more on the right side. A little concerned about that side. When I lay flat, it looks swollen but when I am sitting it looks more than like a fat roll. Keeping my fingers crossed that it is not and reminding myself that it has only been 9 days.
Moving more. Trying to stand up staighter. All in good time.
I've read post of people saying that they were...
- 2 Oct 2011
- 11 days post
Hi girls, Finally the itching is gone. I am...
- 6 Oct 2011
- 15 days post
Finally the itching is gone. I am feeling much better. Standing straighter. Finally able to take belated pics.
19 days post op and I think I am entering swell...
- 10 Oct 2011
- 19 days post
Starting to get that pulling/burning sensation that I had soon after surgery. Oh well, what can I do!!! Also find that I ahve a buldge at the top of my abdomen...where the MR starts. Gotta be patient right!!
Hello ladies, Hit the 3 week mark yesterday. Not...
- 13 Oct 2011
- 22 days post
Hit the 3 week mark yesterday. Not doing bad at all. More swelling than I had last week. Thought I did too much a few days ago but....the swelling is still there. More so at night. Also, notice a part of my scar getting red and the scar looking a little discolored. Pressed on it and some puss came out....GRRREEEAAATTTTT!! Looking closer, I notice that I still have a stitch in that area which are supposed to be disolving. Will call my PS tomorrow.
- 24 Oct 2011
- 1 month post
Hey ladies, Been a while. Gone through a bunch of...
- 24 Oct 2011
- 1 month post
Been a while. Gone through a bunch of emotions/feelings that you've all talked about. Now I am at the point where I am not sure about my results.
When I stand I have no complaints but when I sit and kinda crouch.....not liking it much. I have a roll on each side of my incision, just above my hips. Things are not so tight. Noticed it apprx 4 days ago. Been telling myself that its still the swelling. Not so sure. Once again I keep on telling myself that I am only 4 weeks out of surgery...need to give it time..right???
Anyone else with something similar???Should things not be tight everywhere??
Let me know!!